Because of time constraints and the fact that we wanted to go live with our budget & mid-range graphics card comparison yesterday, we don't have a new Weekend Open Forum discussion this weekend as usual.
That won't prevent us from asking what new gadgets and tech products are you getting this holiday season? Share your tech wish list with your fellow TS members.
In case you are still unsure on what to give or get, make sure you read our Holiday Gift Guide.
New cheap eBook Reader from Foxit (the free PDF reader) Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader costs $359--but you can't get one until at least February. Sony's PRS-700BC costs $399--also pretty darn costly. But Foxit Software will soon begin shipping an eBook reader that costs only slightly more than half what Sony's reader does. PC World.
Valve offers S.T.A.L.K.E.R. for $5 In case you missed the news late yesterday, THQ and Valve are offering the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game for a mere $5. Considering the game is not yet even two years old, it's certainly a good deal if you're a FPS fan. TechSpot News.
Also check out 3D Realms latest DNF wallpaper - yup, no game yet, perhaps in 2012.
Microsoft Extends XP Availability For Distributors A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the existence of a flexible inventory program that will allow distributors to place their final orders for Windows XP OEM licenses by Jan. 31, 2009, and take delivery against those orders through May 30. ChannelWeb.
Hands On With The Intel Convertible Classmate From the outset, Intel's goal with the Classmate line was to create a cheap, durable laptop that could be useful in a classroom. As such, Intel gave the Classmate tablet an 8.9-inch touchpanel, 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 802.11n wi-fi, 1 GB RAM, a 60 GB HDD (or up to 8 GB of flash storage), a days worth of battery life and a weight under three pounds. Gizmodo.